The collection of Julien Dossena for Paco Rabanne Spring Summer 2020 is of great impact, both for the clothes themselves (colors, cuts, styling) and for the cultural and social background to which the designer was inspired by during the creation.Many brands have retraced their stories this season, interpreting the life and work of their founders in a modern key. Dossena does the same and dips down in the 60s and 70s of the last century, when Paco Rabanne lived and created his art. Not only. The designers studied in depth those years in France, and on the catwalk brought a collection that is impacting, both aesthetically and culturally.
The collection energetically draws us into a timeless and utopian space, where the spirit of the 70s gives voice to floral prints, denim with patchwork, cowboy boots and bags with fringes. Lots of colors, zero set rules. Each piece is mixed with others with a certain amount of carefree and can, at the same time, be extracted from the look and comfortably adapted to anyone’s wardrobe. In this sense, the collection is very wearable, even though it is over the top.And very modern too. It is incredible the ability of Dossena to take inspiration from the past without ever copying it completely: what it does is always modern and avant guard, without nostalgia, without repetitions.For some time Dossena started experimenting with metal, for bags and accessories firstly, and now also in clothes. The iron mesh slip dress is a declared tribute to Rabanne and is at the same time so futuristic that we can’t help but love it.
Words by Giulia Greco